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itunes [Quick Tip] Buying a New PC? Deauthorize iTunes on Your Old PC FirstIf you use iTunes and you have two or more PCs in your house, you will likely, at some point, encounter the 5 computer authorization limit imposed by iTunes. There are a number of times when I’ve either replaced my PC or reformatted my hard drive and I’ve forgotten to deauthorize iTunes before doing so. This really is not the end of the world; however, if you do reach the five computer limit, your only choice is to deauthorize all five computers on your iTunes account, which can be a pain because you need to add them back again. This guide serves as a reminder to deauthorise iTunes on your iTunes account before you reformat your hard drive or get a new PC.

Deauthorize iTunes

To deauthorize iTunes:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click Store > Deauthorize Computer…

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  3. You will be prompted that the deauthorization was successful.

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That’s it. Now you can enjoy your iTunes account on five fully functional computers at one time.

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 [Quick Tip] Buying a New PC? Deauthorize iTunes on Your Old PC First

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Comments

  • Linda Rousay

    I have a home network and accidently authorized my laptop twice! I didn’t even reboot to do it. Leave it to me!!
    Mammananny

  • Linda Rousay

    Wish I had read this before I messed up and did it!

  • Linda Rousay

    I have a home network and accidently authorized my laptop twice! I didn’t even reboot to do it. Leave it to me!!
    Mammananny

  • Linda Rousay

    I have a home network and accidently authorized my laptop twice! I didn’t even reboot to do it. Leave it to me!!
    Mammananny

  • Linda Rousay

    Wish I had read this before I messed up and did it!

  • Linda Rousay

    Wish I had read this before I messed up and did it!

  • http://google.com/ Tony Redgrave

    No wonder my ITunes won’t install on the new PC *facepalm*


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